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Martinique Regatta 2012 – Tour des Yoles Rondes (Part 1)

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Every summer, everyone in Martinique gathers to watch or take part in the annual regatta, a week-long race with traditional wooden boats. Those boats are called Yoles and their particularity is their square sail. Sailing is handled using large wooden sticks which the sailors lean on, as you can see HERE.

The regatta lasts from Sunday to Sunday, the first day being called “The prologue”, and every subsequent leg goes from town to town along the coast. The Yoles start racing around 9am and usually take 3 hours to get to the finish line. During that time, many boats owned by individuals or catamarans rented by groups of people follow the race from afar, being kept well away from the Yoles by the marine police.

Once the race is over, then THE PARTY STARTS on the boats at sea! But I’ll cover that in my next post.

I took those photos while following the 4th leg of the race this year, from Fort-de-France to Diamant (south west on this MAP).

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September 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

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Regent’s Canal, London

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A tiny ray of light and the London Eastenders take their boats out for a ride on the canal. Special parties on the water for the Queen’s diamond jubilee, with loud music and costumes.

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June 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Novalja, seafront on Pag Island

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Glorious first morning in Novalja on Pag Island in Croatia. Jessica and I went to town for breakfast. We had some pancakes with chocolate sauce and hazelnut cream. Really tasty, even though we actually didn’t order the cream inside… Then we strolled by the water.

We passed by a couple of roasting pigs on the street.

Warning: No swimsuit and no gun inside the bank! No kidding! 🙂

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July 13, 2011 at 11:36 pm

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